Lately I have been having a lot of lengthy conversations with my girlfriends about skincare. As we are all in our early 30s and starting to see changes in our skin, we are paying close attention to how we take care of our faces. After all, we want to look great for years to come!
I am by no means an expert on skincare, but there are a few products that I really like and always recommend to my friends. I thought I would share:
I really believe using a daily face sunscreen and have been doing so for years. I think it's the best thing you can do to keep your skin looking good as the years go by. I used an Oil of Olay daily moisturizer with an SPF for a long time and really liked it. However, recently I have switched to products that rely on a physical block to the sun (like zinc oxide). A quick google search will pull up several great articles explaining how sunscreens with physical blocks work, verses those that use chemical blocks.
Two brands I like for daily sunscreens are Eucerin and Coola. I have super sensitive skin, and these both work well for me:
One of the must-haves of skin care is a Vitamin C product, and for good reason. Vitamin C is full of anti-oxidants, boosts collagen, and helps reduce the appearance of brown spots. Even, firm skin that looks younger? Sign me up, right?!
I like using a Vitamin C serum, and have tried a few. When shopping for a serum, you want to look for a high Vitamin C content (I like 20%) and avoid translucent packaging. Vitamin C degrades faster if exposed to light, so you will get more Vitamin C magic if you look for opaque or tinted packaging.
Right now I am using a serum from Art Naturals that I like:
As a jeweler, I work in my studio all the time. I wear a respirator, safety glasses, and an optivisor on a daily basis. At the end of the day, I am usually wiping smudges of dirt off my face. I know, I know, it's totally glamorous! However, it is not that great for my skin. I really like using masks a couple of times a week to give my skin a deeper clean.
My favorite is a Kiehl's product. It makes my skin feels so soft and clean. It's also a good price and lasts a long time!
If any of you have products that you love, I would welcome the suggestion!
Thanks for reading!